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Item Description Traverse, Myrle en_US Baydack, Richard en_US 2007-06-20T04:17:19Z 2007-06-20T04:17:19Z 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Traverse M, Baydack R. 2005. Observing subtleties: traditional knowledge and optimal water management of Lake St. Martin. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 3:51-56. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.description.abstract Lake St. Martin First Nation is an Anishinaabe community situated northwest of the Narrows at Lake St. Martin in central Manitoba. The land around Lake St. Martin and traditional activities have been affected by flooding since the early 1960’s, soon after construction of the Fairford Dam on Lake Manitoba. This research explored the historical water situation at Lake St. Martin; examined the First Nations perspective on water level changes over time; and analysed water resource data for the region. Although analysis did not show with statistical significance that the flood control system and its operation are the cause of the flooding at Lake St. Martin, water level changes were evident. First Nations perspectives on the situation, however, revealed that subtle changes in the environment resulting from the operation of the water control system could be identified by traditional, common sense observation. Despite the lack of statistical significance that was due to the large variation in the data and which is characteristic of these types of large complex water systems, First Nations have known through observation of subtle changes that their environmental landscape has deteriorated as a result of the water structure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject Manitoba en_US
dc.subject floods en_US
dc.subject surface water level en_US
dc.subject dams (hydrology) en_US
dc.subject First Nations en_US
dc.subject indigenous peoples en_US
dc.subject environmental degradation en_US
dc.subject hydrology en_US
dc.title Observing Subtleties: Traditional Knowledge and Optimal Water Management of Lake St. Martin en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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